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When we started this journey we relied not only on the extensive nutritional and exercise science background of co-founder, Karen Loomis, but that of a variety of online resources and books. We highly recommend the resources listed below.

Keep in mind, we are not proponents of “recipes”. Instead we prefer you create your dog’s own meal plan based on solid nutritional principles. See our sample dog food menus to help you understand how to combine fresh, whole-foods for your dog.

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Canine Nutrigenomics

Dr. W. Jean Dodds, DVM & Diana R. Laverdure – A highly in-depth science based book. Can be tough to comprehend for those unfamiliar with the physiology of living bodies. It’s our go-to resource for specific dietary aids to assist with specific health issues. Available on Amazon.

Dr. Becker’s Real Food for Healthy Dogs & Cats

Dr. Karen Shaw Becker & Beth Taylor – An easy to read book from one of our favorite veterinarians on the subject of home prepped dog food. The book includes bulk recipes and supplement advice. Available on Amazon.

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The Whole Pet Diet

Andi Brown – A nice step by step guide complete with worksheets and how to transition your dog from commercial dog food to a fresh, whole-food diet. This author transitions in eight weeks versus our recommended three months. Available on Amazon.


Food Sensitivity Test

Use NutriScan’s Food Sensitivity Test to determine the exact food(s) your dog may react to negatively. 

Nutritional Information

For nutritional details for most foods visit USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).

Nutritional Information

For nutritional details for foods not listed on U.S.D.A., visit Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal.